Kirton McConkie enhances state and local governments’ ability to deploy broadband infrastructure in their economic development activities. We represent municipalities, inter-local entities and cooperatives from an exploratory phase, through bid processes and beyond.

Additionally, we assist clients as they construct and operate their high-speed broadband networks by negotiating with public-private partnerships. We know the players in the broadband community, the financial options available to cities and local governments and the best practices for building Gigabit Networks.

Our experience is demonstrated by the amount of financing we have placed for telecommunications infrastructure projects—we are among the top in the nation.

The telecommunications attorney group assists clients in areas such as:

  • Broadband and telephone lifeline
  • Broadcast advertising regulation
  • Cable television franchises
  • E-Rate
  • Fixed and mobile wireless
  • Indefeasible rights of use (IRU) agreements
  • Municipal broadband projects
  • Pole attachments and rights-of-way agreements
  • Public safety communication
  • Real estate development standards for the digital age
  • Retransmission consent
  • Rural broadband and healthcare connect fund
  • State and federal regulation
  • Universal service/connect America fund

Representative matters

  • Issuer’s counsel in recent $29.5 million municipal telecommunications bond
  • Special Project Counsel for $16 million Broadband Stimulus Project for UTOPIA under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
  • Special project counsel for the Broadband Stimulus Project for Columbia County, GA under ARRA
  • Issuer’s Counsel for $185 million letter of credit for UTOPIA
  • Issuer’s Counsel for $185 million municipal bond issue for UTOPIA
  • Special Project Counsel to WiredWest
  • Special Counsel to Design Nine in connection with the Rockbridge Area Network Authority Broadband project

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